Rescuers pull off a miracle
We salute the FBI agents who safely rescued a 5-year-old boy Monday who had been held hostage by an armed man in an underground bunker in Alabama.
When the hostage crisis began nearly a week earlier, the prospect it would end badly was undeniable. The armed man stormed a school bus and shot the driver to death before taking the boy hostage. Yes, the slain bus driver deserves recognition for his heroism, too.
But the rescuers performed a miracle, freeing the boy while making sure his captor did not harm him. Unfortunately, the kidnapper had to be killed in the process. But then, the abductor will never harm anyone again.